December Pre-Holiday Special! Ski Tour and Christmas Markets

Self Guided

from €1.540

Pre-holiday skiing at its finest! Experience an incredible week of skiing at the Dolomiti Superski resorts amidst the spectacular snow-covered limestone walls and peaks of the Dolomites, and enjoy some of the best lift-service ski touring in the world!

  • Length 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Trip Type On-Piste Ski Safari
  • Activity Level
  • Start / Finish Alta Badia
  • Dates This trip is available as a custom, private departure on dates of your choosing from December to March

Highlights

  • Travel before the holidays between 4 and 23 December, and enjoy this exceptionally low rate!
  • Experience the Dolomiti Superski – a “carousel” of 12 inter-connected resorts with 1,200 kilometers (746 miles) of prepared pistes!
  • Experience the warm, winter hospitality of a Dolomites mountain rifugio, the best in the Alps!
  • Option to spend a day strolling through the famous Christmas Markets, and enjoy the captivating scents, sounds, and sights of the holiday season
  • Guided / self guided combination trips are a great way to learn about the culture and beauty of the Dolomites with a guide, combined with time to experience these mountains at your own pace


OVERVIEW

Enjoy fabulously long runs at the 12 interconnected ski resorts of the Dolomites. Experience the classic day-long Sellaronda and Great War ski tours. Ski past 16th century castles in Val Gardena and the Marmolada Glacier.  Relish an overnight journey to one of Europe’s best sunsets at a rifugio set high atop the Dolomites. These are just a few of the things you’ll have the opportunity to experience as you explore the vast terrain of the number one ski resort in the world on our pre-holiday Dolomites Ski Tour!

On this new itinerary you’ll enjoy 12 ski areas of the Dolomiti Superski, featuring 1,200 kilometers (746 miles) of prepared pistes (all on one ski pass!) that will lead you to discover the breath-taking beauty of the Dolomites. With such expansive skiable terrain, this is truly a vacation in paradise: we’ll ski a different area each day, explore the excellent culture and cuisine of the region, and have a whole lot of fun along the way! And with an overnight at a rifugio, you’ll get a taste of what a Dolomite Mountains ski safari is all about!

Day by Day

December Pre-holiday skiing at its finest! Experience an incredible week of skiing at the Dolomiti Superski resorts amidst the spectacular snow-covered limestone walls and peaks of the Dolomites, and enjoy some of the best lift-service ski touring in the world!


Day 1 ~ Arrive in Alta Badia, Dolomites
Arrive in Alta Badia on your own (private transfers available on request), and check into your centrally located family run B&B. If you would like to rent ski equipment, we will recommend a professional rental shop. Dinner on your own.
… Family run B&B in Alta Badia


Days 2-3 ~ Sellaronda Ski Tour & More (Guided)
In the morning of day 2, meet your local English speaking UIAGM/IFMGA professional ski guide for a trip briefing and pick up your week long Dolomiti Superskipass. Enjoy your daily excursions through the world’s largest interconnected ski area. Ski one or more of the 12 classic Dolomiti Superski resorts, select from multiple “ski tours” in the area, enjoy beautiful scenery while you ride the lifts, ski down long runs, or relax at any one of the stunning mountain restaurants. On many days you will not ski the same lift twice!
B… Family run B&B in Alta Badia


Day 4 ~ Christmas Markets (Self Guided)
Option to spend the day skiing on your own or to visit the famous Christmas Markets of the region: Brunico, Bressanone and / or Bolzano. The atmosphere is permeated by an air of romance and serenity as the charming South Tyrol towns prepare to celebrate the holidays. Enjoy a splendid walk around the old streets, beautifully decorated in dazzling Christmas flair. Smell the mouth-watering aromas of freshly baked pastries and enjoy culinary masterpieces from local restaurants offering delectable samplings of authentic Tyrol cuisine. Traditional arts and handicrafts are available for purchase from the friendly local merchants and there are plenty of fun activities designed specifically to entertain the little ones.
B… Family run B&B in Alta Badia


Day 5 ~ World War One Ski Tour (Guided)
After a hearty breakfast, start a new ski day with your guide. Ski the World War I tour and finish your day in a charming mountain inn, where you will spend the night. You will see some of the best scenery in the Dolomites as you ski through the Col Gallina and Cinque Torri (Five Towers) ski areas. Once you reach the rifugio, relax and enjoy drinks while watching one of Europe’s most spectacular sunsets. Pair this with great food and wine to make a truly memorable overnight mountain stay.
B,D… Rifugio (Mountain Inn)


Day 6 ~ Cortina d’Ampezzo (Guided)
In the morning ski to Cortina d’Ampezzo and ski on the famous ski slopes of Cristallo, Faloria, or Tofana. Return to Alta Badia.
B… Family run hotel B&B in Alta Badia


Day 7 ~ Depart
Breakfast and departure on your own (private transfer available on request).
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EXTEND YOUR ADVENTURE!
You've come all this way, why not stay a little longer? Dolomite Mountains offers fantastic extensions that you can enjoy before or after your trip in the Dolomites. Explore VeniceVeronaLake GardaFlorence, or Milan, or any of the many other magical places found throughout Italy. There's no more perfect way to recover from jet lag upon arrival, or delay your return to reality at the end of your trip!


Trip itinerary may vary based on weather and snow conditions, fitness levels, abilities of participants, accommodations availability and/or the recommendations of your guide. Whether you’re a beginner/intermediate on-piste skier or an advanced off-piste skier, this itinerary can be adapted to the groups’ skill level, and is customizable for a wide variety of abilities.


NOTE: This trip may be customized upon request to be a shorter tour.

Cost

Private Trip: From €1540 (per person, minimum 4 members)


Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing on day 2
  • Logistics and map of the area
  • 5 nights accommodation in a family run B&B in Alta Badia
  • 1 night accommodation in a charming mountain inn
  • All breakfasts
  • Dinner at mountain inn
  • Local English speaking UIAGM/IFMGA ski guide for 4 days
  • Dolomiti Superskipass for 5 days
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax

Airport transfers available on request.

Accommodation

Want to learn more about our Hotels and B&Bs?
The Dolomites has a multi-faceted culture and history that is reflected in each village we visit, and we make sure to provide you with the most authentic experience of the region possible through the hotels and B&Bs we offer. Hotels and chalets are available in the larger villages, while agriturismos (working farms with accommodations similar to B&Bs) are more common in rural areas. And we always make sure you have access to inspired regional cuisine, and the best panoramas you can get in the Dolomites!

Prefer luxury accommodations?
You can also book a custom departure of this trip using our Luxury Hotels. For details, please contact us.

Want to learn more about our Mountain Inns & Rifugi?            
Rifugi – or mountain huts in English – are the classic accommodation for hikers, climbers, mountaineers, and ski mountaineers in the Alps. Set in spectacular locations high in the Dolomites, rifugi are accessible only on foot (with a few exceptions that are reachable by car). These marvelous establishments are open primarily in the summer, with a select few in winter, and offer meals and sleeping facilities.

The Dolomite rifugi are considered the best in the Alps. While some are dormitory style with bunk beds, many meet the standard of a simple guest house with private rooms and en-suite bathrooms, and each has its own unique character and charm. Bedding and linens are provided, hot showers are available, and meals are served in common dining areas – like a small mountain inn set high in the mountains with the most incredible vistas in the Dolomites. Whether you’re hiking in summer or skiing in winter, an overnight rifugio stay is not to miss on a Dolomite holiday.

To learn even more about rifugi in the Dolomites, check out our Rifugios in the Dolomites article, and learn about one of the best ways to experience these incredible mountains!

More info

LEARN MORE:

Want to learn more about skiing in the Dolomite Mountains? Check out our Winter Article Resources, featuring articles on The Not to Miss Ski Tours of the DolomitesDolomites Ski ResortsTransitioning from On- to Off-Piste, and MORE

And don't miss our video gallery with some of the best free-ride videos in the Dolomites, including our new video Freeride Off-Piste: Val Culea Integrale in the Sella Group!

 

Still want more? Why not extend your adventure!
Dolomite Mountains offers fantastic extensions that you can enjoy before or after your trip in the Dolomites. Explore VeniceVeronaLake GardaFlorence, or Milan, or any of the many other magical places found throughout Italy. There's no more perfect way to recover from jet lag upon arrival, or delay your return to reality at the end of your trip!

Group Trip Dates

Trip name   Trip dates   Min persons   Trip status   Price    
25-30 Jul
2017
4
Available
€ 890
27 Jul - 3 Aug
2017
4
Available
€ 1260
8-14 Aug
2017
4
Available
€ 1520
15-21 Aug
2017
4
Sold out
€ 2660
16-21 Aug
2017
4
Limited space
€ 890
16-20 Aug
2017
4
Limited space
€ 890
18-24 Aug
2017
4
Available
€ 1260
23-30 Aug
2017
4
Available
€ 1730
26 Sep - 1 Oct
2017
4
Limited space
€ 1520
26 Sep - 1 Oct
2017
4
Limited space
€ 2660
3-7 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 890
3-10 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 1730
3-10 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 1730
10-15 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 890
12-18 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 1260
14-19 Feb
2018
4
Limited space
€ 2200
21-27 Feb
2018
4
Available
€ 1900
28 Feb - 2 Mar
2018
4
Available
€ 2200
25 Mar - 2 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 1540
25 Mar - 2 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 2200
4-9 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 1220
4-9 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 1270
11-17 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 1900
18-23 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 1690